Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a multinational automaker headquartered in Minato,Tokyo. In 2010, it was the sixth largest Japanese automaker and the sixteenth largest in the world. It is part of the Mitsubishi keiretsu, formerly the biggest industrial group in Japan, and was formed in 1970 from the automotive division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
By 1980, Mitsubishi achieved annual production of one million cars. By 1989, Mitsubishi's worldwide production, including its overseas affiliates, had reached 1.5 million units.
Mitsubishi Motors went public in 1988, ending its status as the only one of Japan's eleven auto manufacturers to be privately held.
Mitsubishi's wide line of four-wheel drive vehicles, from the Mitsubishi Pajero Mini kei car to the Delica Space Gear passenger van, rode the wave of SUV-buying in Japan in the early to mid-1990s, and Mitsubishi saw its overall domestic share rise.
Mitsubishi has a proud South African heritage which spans back over 75 years and continue to run strong on the vehicle manufacturing industry.